4. Cut some cap room
Based on what we have seen in today’s market, Sherman’s price tag is relatively cheap. He’s set to count $13.6 million against the cap in 2017 with a hit of $13.2 million in 2018.
Even then, taking this off their books would enable the Seahawks to potentially target other positions in free agency next year. With only two years remaining on his deal, it would also squash the idea of Seattle having to dole out a good $16-plus million annually to a then 31-year-old cornerback. Think about that for a second.
As we noted above, there’s a ton of holes up and down this roster. The combination of draft picks, veteran acquisitions and freeing up cap room might just be a bit too enticing for Seattle. If so, trading Sherman makes some sense.